The development of legal concepts is often presented as a gradual, peaceful process where the emphasis lies in continuity instead of ruptures, in evolution instead of revolutions. Legal concepts are seen as carrying the law from one time to another, extending the law’s past into the present and even beyond. Above, I have also stressed the slowness of legal culture’s time in comparison with the rapid pace of the law’s surface. Legal culture evolves as a result of sedimentation, starting from the surface level, which cannot transpire at a moment’s notice.